The Gambling Industry Monthly Review – June 2022
June brings summer vibes and beach vacations, but there’s no rest for the iGaming industry. Something is always happening here, from changes in legislation worldwide, amazing wins by online casino streamers and new slots released one after another. Let’s take a step back and recall everything that has happened during this month in the gambling community.
New Games On The Market
June brought some great games to slot lovers. As always, Pragmatic Play produced several amazing releases for different types of punters to enjoy – six of them to be exact. Players who liked its Big Bass Bonanza now should get ready for an even more exciting fishing trip as Big Bass Splash heats things up with a special Nudge feature, money symbols, 5 possible modifiers in the bonus game and winning potential of up to 5,000x the stake.
Enthusiasts of Ancient Egypt have an opportunity to explore two titles by the provider featuring this theme. Fortune of Giza offers fun gameplay on a 5×3 grid with 20 paylines and up to 6,750x the stake, plus a bonus round with free spins, stacked Wilds and multipliers. On the other hand, Queen of Kings provides a more mellow play on a 5×3 grid with 10 paylines, a maximum win of 1,389x the bet and free spins with Wild multipliers.
Those with big wins in mind shouldn’t miss out Cash Patrol with a massive winning potential of up to 10,500x the stake. It is a medium volatile 5×3 slot with 25 paylines, a Money Collect feature and several modifiers that ensure thrilling gameplay.
Pragmatic’s title that made the most commotion during June might be its horror-themed 4×6 slot Zombie Carnival with 4,096 ways to win and 5,000x the bet max prize. Original both in form of the gameplay enriched with free spins, Mystery symbols and moving Wilds and in the visual sense, this slot has truly diversified the provider’s portfolio.
As a cherry on top, the end of the month was sweetened with a Sugar Rush slot, whose 7×7 grid is filled with delicious candy. This tasty game come with a tumbling feature with special Multiplier Spots, up to 30 free spins, up to 128x multiplier and a maximum winning potential of 5,000x the stake.
No Limit has shaken the market with yet another unorthodox slot – Folsom Prison with Wilds, xSplit and xWays symbols, plus Toast Bet option and three different types of free spins modes. But the most impressive thing about it is the winning potential that goes all the way up to an astonishing 75,000x the bet.
Saving the best for last, Evolution marked June by launching its first-ever live slot game named Crazy Coin Flip. This exciting title combines the best of two worlds – reel fun and live dealer action.
Casino Streamer’s Big Wins In June
Just like any other month, June has brought some amazing winnings to Roshtein, proving once again why he is the best online casino streamer in the industry. As always, his community was enjoying many super fun streamers with some huge hits and broken records.
The first one happened during the bonus opening session when Roshtein landed a massive $2.440.000 million win on the Toshi Video Club slot by Hacksaw Gaming. Thanks to the amazing 244x multiplier, the game produced this massive win in only one spin, marking the streamer’s new personal best score in this slot.
Since the bonus opening wasn’t going as expected, Roshtein was a bit concerned about his balance. But the table was turned once he landed the Toshi win and jumped from joy, screaming “It’s not over until it’s over!”. Afterward, fans had a special treat in the form of the streamer’s dancing sequence and a 1,000 points reward in their satchels.
In the next memorable stream, Roshtein once again hit a major win in Wanted Dead or A Wild slot. It’s not a record-breaking $17 million as before, but still a huge accomplishment in a form of a $6.7 million win.
In the base game, nonetheless! The streamer managed to hit VS symbols across all reels and get a cash explosion. This game keeps on giving, and giving huge wins, so it’s no wonder why it is a part of every bonus opening.
Just a few days after this incredible score, Roshtain broke his personal record once again, this time in the Cash Quest slot by Hacksaw. Thanks to a 100x multiplier and additional rewards, his win amounted to a stunning $1.6 million.
Cash Quest bonus opening was at the end of the stream when Roshtein was in a pretty chill mood, chatting with viewers. It seemed like winning was the last thing on his mind, so hitting such a big record-breaking amount caught him by surprise.
Smiling from ear to ear, he kept repeating joyfully Cash Quest! Cash Goddamn Quest!”. After breaking his personal best, Rosh first added a lot of points to viewers’ accounts for their support and for always being by his side.
Changes In Gambling Legislations
To signal its credibility as a point-of-supply market, Gibraltar has published a draft of its new Gambling Act. One of the most important changes is that the regulator from now on requires a local presence on its territory for all licensees,
The New South Wales government has proposed new betting and racing legislation, according to which enhanced odds and welcome offers will be banned. According to the proposed legislation, it is clarified that gambling advertising must not encourage people to gamble and that welcome offers for new players upon registration are forbidden.
Slovakia also has a plan to limit gambling ads. As a first step, the country’s Office for the Regulation of Gambling has launched its Action Plan for Responsible Marketing as a starting point to creating clear standards for responsible advertising in the country.
Netherland is another country strict about rules of gambling advertisement. From the end of June, the Dutch gambling authority KSA is enforcing a ban on role models (defined as a person who has achieved some form of fame – such as a model, influencer, football player, etc.) in gambling ads.
In other news, Germany is expanding the number of operators. The regulator Sachsen-Anhalt State Administration Office has confirmed approval of nine more licenses for virtual slot machines and poker across the country, in addition to the three permits already issued.
The gambling world might become richer for a new market as the parliament of Kyrgyzstan is voting to legalize casinos and iGaming for foreigners. If passed, the bill “On Gambling in the Kyrgyz Republic” will re-legalize land-based gambling and launch online casinos for the first time, though all offerings will only be available to foreign players.
Across the pond, things in the gambling world were rather calm when it comes to regulations and legislation. Besides numerous partnership deals and several fines to shady operators, there wasn’t much happening during this month.
However, there is some news about gambling in California worth mentioning. Backed by a number of commercial operators but opposed by many tribes in the state, a measure to permit online gambling in California has been confirmed for November’s ballot. By attracting around 1.1 million valid signatures the proposed law managed to make it to the ballot, which might be the first step for the state to get iGaming market.